Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Family

South Euclid judge gives unique sentence

See also

Bullying has been become an increasingly major issue in schools and society. A South Euclid judge, however, has made international news by imposing a court sentence with a unique twist.

South Euclid Municipal Judge Gayle Williams-Byers, ordered Edmond Aviv, 62, to stand at an intersection in his neighborhood from 9-2 pm this past Sunday, holding a sign that read: “I am a bully! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”

Aviv pleaded no contest to a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The sentence handed down by Judge Williams-Byers also included 15 days in jail, seven months of probation, 100 hours of community service as well as counseling.

Court records indicate that Aviv has been involved in feuding with his neighbor, Sandra Prugh, for the past 15 years. Prugh has two children with developmental disabilities, a paralyzed son, and a husband with dementia. Aviv allegedly behaved in various offensive ways towards Prugh and her family.

According to the online resource, “Bullying can include various types of behavior from physical attacks, to destroying one's personal property or clothing, verbal abuse, starting rumors, name calling, verbal attacks online as well as other forms of cyberbullying.”

The online website, notes that “Children with disabilities—such as physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Any number of factors— physical vulnerability, social skill challenges, or intolerant environments—may increase the risk.”

For even more information on bullying, check out the website



  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough brings quadruple threat talent to 'DWTS' and beyond
    Today's Buzz
  • Hookah smoking
    Young adults believe hookah smoking pose no health threat
    7 Photos
  • Top outdoor activities
    Don't spend your summer indoors: Top outdoor activities to do with your significant other
    10 Photos
  • Baby shower idea for men
    A new twist on baby showers is throwing a Daddy Baby-Q
    7 Photos
  • Wedding special
    'Curvy Brides' offers a new look into every bride's pursuit for her picture perfect wedding gown
    7 Photos
  • Morbid obesity
    Health: Morbid obesity decreases life span by up to 16 years
    7 Photos